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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Sunday Sweets: Orange & Teal

Hi guys! Renee here. Seeing as I'm the new kid at Sweets, I thought it would be a good idea to suck up stay on the boss' good side. And since Jen's favorite color combo is orange and teal, I know just what to do.


*Ahem hem hem*
[standing up straight, hands behind back]

For Jen, lover of orange and teal:

(By Say It With Sugar)

You -- uh -- sparkle with your wit and zeal.


Lines climb just like my admiration:

(By J'adore Cakes)


I hope you like your stripes in rotation!

(By Decadent Creations)


To me your mood's never ziggy-zaggy

(By Jessicakes)

Like this cake, nothing on you is saggy.
(Or, uh, so I'm told.)


Just like these mums stand, cool and bright

(By Baking Passion)

You are a... a... beacon on this site!


Unlike these blooms you're never scattered:

(By The Cake Boutique)

If I lose this job, I'd just be shattered.
[[Bambi eyes]]


You look nothing like this, but you're just as cheeky:

(By Natalia Da Silva)

And when you play hide n' seek, I'm sure you're super sneaky.


As vibrant as these buds are orange:

(By Cake Heart)

And... and...

I bet YOU'D know a rhyme for orange.


Hand-painted swirls all twist and bend:

(By mlusk11)

Have I mentioned your great taste in friends?


A perfect flower in a sea of Sweet:

(By Cake-ity Cakes)

Like this cake, you're good enough to... er... meet.



And now that my poem has gone 'round the bend:

(By Madison's on Main)

Orange you glad I saved this pun teal the end?


Psst. Hey. Curious which bakeries in your area have been featured here on Sweets? Then be sure to check our Sunday Sweets Directory!

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Reader Comments (55)

i like the subtle colors on the second one.

September 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

Now sing the lines of the post to that tune. Erm, try to, it might me a bit hard to match up timing and lines and stuff... But yeah. I thought of this song when I read this post. Think:


October 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter-Unknown-

Sorry I'm late for the overture; got stuck in the cigar lounge.

[Cue: Andrew Lloyd Webber "Evita".]

Do not wreck, for me, orange and teal cake.

October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMajor Ypres

I love this post, because ever since they were little, my oldest daughter (10) has LOVED teal and my youngest daughter (8) has LOVED orange!!!! So for us it's always exciting to find anything with both of those colors together!! I can't wait to show them these cakes! :-)

October 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia L. Moyer

Poor Renee...don't you know that there is no true rhyme for "orange" in English?

March 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKira

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